Books: Table-Rapping Utopia

SEEK-NO-FURTHER — Constance Robertson—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Conspicuous among the adolescent pimples of the U. S. were the Utopian socialisms which broke out sporadically in the 19th Century on the maps of New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio. There were Owenite communities in the 1820s, Fourier phalanges in the 1840s, spiritualist communes in the 1850s. As one Utopia failed, the Utopians, dogged, idealistic, excitable, looked round for new capital, moved to the next county, started another Utopia. Most Utopians came from the cities and were bad farmers. Most of them acquired too much land, which was foreclosed at the first...

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